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Welcome to Educatio Digitale
Thursdays 10:15 - 11:45, Hardenbergstr. 33, R110

Prolegomena to Bildung Digitale
Semester 0 :: Historical Context
Session 0 :: Overview

Mythology

Jean Regnault :: Pygmalion priant Vénus d'animer sa statue (1786)
What is "a machine" ?

Hydraulic organ (ὕδραυλις) of Hero of Alexandria (62AD)
Pythagoras

Bust of Pythagoras from Forum Romanum, Rome
What is a number ?

WikiMedia User HB, licence CC BY NC SA 4.0
al-Khwarizmi

picture from steemkr.com @nindyputri
What is an algorithm ?

		i=0;
		while (true) {
			i=i+1;
			print i;
		}
		
Fibonacci

What is a digit ?
I, V, X, L, C, D, M
0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
0, 1
Leibniz

portrait of G.W. Leibniz
What is code ?

from letter of Leibniz to Duke of Braunschweig (1697)
Ada Lovelace

portrait of Ada King, countess of Lovelace (cca 1840)
What is a representation ?
Alan Matthison Turing

Passport photo of A.M.T., aged 16
What is computation ?

https://giphy.com/explore/turing-machines
Claude Shannon
TEKNISKA MUSEET / FLICKR CREATIVE COMMONS
What is information ?

Longlivetheux https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:DIKW_Pyramid.svg, CC BY-SA 4.0
Topics: Computer architecture, Operating Systems, Epoche, Internet, Raspberry PI, hackers
Persons: John von Neumann, Bill Gates, Linus Torvalds, Steve Jobs, Edward Snowden, Satoshi Nakamoto, Lady Ada
A.I.s & Blockchains: Google, Alexa, Siri, Aladdin, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Palantir, TIA, bots & robots
Questions : Can machine think ? Can machine learn ? Can machine see? Can machine feel?
The Futurological Congress AE1000000

http://bildung.digital.udk-berlin.de/prolegomena/initiation

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